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Grecian Getaway

9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,050

FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALITY GROUP: Discover the historic wonders around Athens, including the Acropolis, which dates back to the 5th century, then enjoy a quieter pace on Syros, before continuing on the Santorini in the Cyclades.

This is a sample itinerary, which offers a taste of what is possible on a group vacation with Goway Groups Only. All of our group vacations are private and fully customizable for any group of 10-or-more travelers.

Did you know that 80% of Greece consists of mountains or hills, which makes it one of the most mountainous countries in Europe?

Athens, the enchanting capital of Greece, has always been the birthplace of civilization. It is the city where democracy was born and which was once the centre of the ancient World. Today, it is the political, social, cultural, financial and commercial centre of Greece.

Explore the history of Athens, who hasn’t heard of the Acropolis, the most important site in the city and one of the most recognizable monuments in the world? It is a rocky hill towering over the city and is in evidence almost everywhere you walk. It is the most significant reference point of ancient Greek culture as well as the symbol of the city. The first inhabited remains on the Acropolis date from the Neolithic period.

Travel by ferry to Syros, one of the Cyclades group of islands. This picturesque island, calls out to take the time to stroll through the stony streets of its main town.

The following morning, it is time to roll up your sleeves, and don an apron, as you learn the secrets of traditional Greek Cuisine, and there may just be some friendly competition within the group!

After a day of relaxation at leisure, travel by Ferry to Santorini, with its white-washed houses and churches and blue sky. This very beautiful island was formed by a huge volcanic eruption which created a large lagoon in the middle of the island. It is consequently surrounded by steep cliffs on three sides. It still has an active volcano, the only one in the world whose crater is in the sea. The last big eruption occurred 3,600 years ago.

Santorini is also known for its wine production which comes from its many vineyards scattered around the island. The most popular is the sweet and strong Vinsanto, a dessert wine, you will explore the history of wine making on the Island that dates back more than 4,000 years

Your last day is at leisure, relax and enjoy the island, or maybe add one last highlight – the Flying Dress Photoshoot (not included). The following morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Athens ….and then home.  

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9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,050

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Day 1

Arrive Athens

Upon arrival at the Athens Airport, you will be met by your professional English-speaking guide and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant (1 drink included per person – wine, beer or soft drink).

Accommodation: Amalia Hotel 4* or similar

Duration2 Nights
Day 2


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Start your journey of Greece with a half day city tour. This tour gives you the opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guide will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister’s residence (former Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). On the Acropolis visit the Architectural Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens: The Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the Parthenon. Continue on to your hotel for check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 3

Athens to Syros

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to the port for your ferry to Syros. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the island.

Accommodation: Diogenis Hotel 4* or similar

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Day 4


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to a local restaurant for a cooking class with lunch. Discover the traditional Greek cuisine with a passionate cook using organic, local, seasonal produce to create unique healthy and delicious dishes. Learn secrets and techniques and see how Greeks eat at home. At the end of the class, enjoy a Greek feast in the lovely shaded courtyard and return home able to cook a full Greek meal from scratch! The afternoon is at leisure. 

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and the full day at leisure to explore town and shop, or just relax. 

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Syros to Santorini

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to the port for your ferry to Santorini. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: El Greco Hotel 4* or similar

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Day 7


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then meet your guide and depart for a day on the Santorini Wine Roads. Take this half-day wine tour of the Santorini countryside and visit the most distinctive wineries on the island. Taste a selection of 12 different wine styles from Santorini and Greece.

Winemaking on Santorini dates back more than 4,000 years and the tour covers the most traditional wineries of the island, starting at a vineyard on the volcanic soils. Stroll through the unique basket vines, learning about the unique viticulture that makes vine-growing in Santorini respected worldwide for its distinctive means of production.

Learn the island's history through its wine-making from your wine-expert guide as you move between the most legendary wineries, all acclaimed by international experts. Taste the major wine styles of Santorini such as Assyrtiko, Nykteri, Vinsanto accompanied by local delicacies, such as cheese and local snacks.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 8


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and the full day at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 9

Santorini to Athens

After breakfast, transfer to the Santorini Airport for your flight to Athens (included). Upon arrival in Athens, check in for your international flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information




  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers for the group (1 group transfer to/from airport)
  • Arrival Meet & Greet guide assistance & Departure guide assistance
  • Hotel Accommodation as noted or similar
  • 2 nights Athens
  • 3 nights Syros
  • 3 nights Santorini
  • Athens City Tour (with guide), including Acropolis Museum Entrance
  • Cooking Class in Syros
  • Wine Tour in Santorini
  • Ferry from Athens to Syros and Syros to Santorini
  • Domestic Airfare Santorini to Athens including taxes
  • Local taxes on sightseeing (based on current rates)


  • International airfare and taxes
  • Meals unless listed
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Changes in government/local taxes
  • Any future fuel surcharges on land arrangements or additional costs due to external factors
  • Increase in local taxes
  • Hotel City Taxes: Currently 2 – 4 EUR per person per night, to be paid locally
  • Visa/Passport handling fees
  • Transfers if arriving and/or departing on different flights to the group
  • Early check-in/late check-out of rooms


Prices are from per person based on twin/double share accommodation, subject to availability and current exchange rates, based on a minimum of 10 passengers, pricing reflects departure date of 28 September, 2024.  Seasonal surcharges and black-out dates may apply.  Please enquire about airfare, single supplements, and extensions/changes to itinerary or upgrades.  

28 Sep 2024
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